North Carolina's Austin Bergner (Aaron Fitt)


Top 25 Breakdown: No. 7 North Carolina

2018 Record: 44-20. RPI: 5. Coach (Record at school): Mike Fox (890-380-1, 20 seasons). Ballpark: Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium (4,100). Postseason History: 31 regionals (active streak: 2), 11 CWS trips (active streak: 1), 0 national titles. More: Fall Report on North Carolina Schedule, Stats, Team News: Follow the Tar Heels all season long at our UNC Team Page.

UNC's Projected Lineup

CBrandon Martorano, Jr..246/.375/.4919360
1BAaron Sabato, Fr.HS — Greenwich, Conn.
2BDanny Serretti, Fr.HS — Berkeley Heights, N.J.
3BBen Casparius, So..316/.409/.4040150
SSIke Freeman, Jr..305/.383/.3773513
LFMichael Busch, Jr..317/.424/.52113638
CFDylan Harris, Jr.Tr. — Walters State (Tenn.)
RFAshton McGee, Jr..257/.367/.3662282
DHJackson Hesterlee, Sr..316/.433/.43913100
RHPGianluca Dalatri, Jr.2-23.33273170
RHPAustin Bergner, Jr.7-34.2582.284341
RHPTyler Baum, Jr.4-14.576574320
RPJoey Lancellotti, So.3-33.9638.243181

Grading The Tar Heels

Just as scouts grade prospects using the 20-80 scouting scale, we use a 20-80 scale to evaluate teams in our top 25. A score of 50 in each category is average, relative to a typical NCAA tournament team; 55 is slightly above-average; 60 is above-average (plus); 70 is well above-average (plus-plus); 80 is top of the scale, historically strong. Accordingly, 45 is fringe-average or slightly below-average; 40 is below-average; 30 is well below-average; and 20 is the extreme in that direction.

Hitting: 55

North Carolina’s Ashton McGee (Aaron Fitt)

UNC must replace four key regulars (Kyle Datres, Brandon Riley, Cody Roberts and Zack Gahagan) from a team that ranked 20th nationally in scoring last year, but there’s still plenty of reason for optimism. For starters, the Tar Heels have one of the nation’s best pure hitters in Busch, whose lefthanded stroke, disciplined approach and power give him a chance to be a Day One draft pick in June.
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